John Cruickshank, left, Judy Rebick, and Jonathan Kay have a laugh at CBC headquarters in Toronto (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
In a bombshell announcement on Thursday, Toronto police revealed
that they've recovered a video allegedly showing mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. It's a story that especially concerns our panelist John Cruickshank
of the Toronto Star.
The Star spearheaded the Canadian investigation into the story, and stood by two of its best reporters as they pursued allegations that many dismissed as a media conspiracy.
"A lot of folks have said 'hooray this is vindication'," said Cruickshank. "I think of it as corroboration."
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The publisher added that, for him, this whole story is about how fragile the truth
can be -- and how powerful politicians can be in obscuring it. He also states that the Star doesn't believe good policy can come from "people of bad character".
Also weighing in we had Jonathan Kay
of the National Post and Judy Rebick
Listen to their thoughts on how this slow-burning story has unfolded, and tell us what you think of the media's coverage